Recipe found via stevespanglerscience.com
- 8oz. Elmer's Glue-All (Regular or Clear) Note: this recipe is based on using a brand new 8 oz. bottle of glue).
- Warm Water
- Liquid Food Coloring (optional)
- 1/2 Cup Measuring Cup
- Teaspoon Measuring Spoon
- Plastic Cup
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing Spoon
- Storage Container
- Empty the entire bottle of glue into a mixing bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water and shake (okay - put the lid on first, then shake!). Pour the glue-water mixture into the mixing bowl and use the spoon to mix well.
- If desired, add a drop or two of food coloring.
- Measure 1/2 cup of warm water into the plastic cup and add a teaspoon of Borax to it. Stir the solution - don't worry if all the powder dissolves. This Borax solution is the secret linking agent that causes the glue molecules to turn into slime.
- While stirring the glue in the mixing bowl, slowly add a little of the Borax solution. Immediately, you'll feel long strands of molecules starting to connect. Abandon your spoon and use your hands to really get mixing.
- Keep adding the Borax solution to the glue mixture (don't stop mixing!) until you get your perfect batch of slime. It can be more stringy or more firm - you decide!
- When you're finished playing with your slime, tightly seal in a Ziploc bag or other storage container so it doesn't dry out.